Everyday Aesthetics: Prosaics, the Play of Culture and Social Identities

Everyday Aesthetics: Prosaics, the Play of Culture and Social Identities

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Katya Mandoki advances in this book the thesis that it is not only possible but crucial to open up the field of aesthetics (traditionally confined to the study of art and beauty) toward the richness and complexity of everyday life. She argues that in every process of communication, whether face to face or through the media, fashion, and political propaganda, there is always an excess beyond the informative and functional value of a message. This excess is the aesthetic.… (more)

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Publisher: Ashgate (October 01, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 344 pages

File size: 3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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